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Weight Loss in Middle Age Causes Bone Loss

By the time we reach middle age, most of us have packed on a few pounds. The extra weight increases the risk of heart attack, diabetes and other health issues, so losing the extra weight is a good idea. The bad news, especially Globo tells us that for middle aged women, is that losing weight at this stage of life also means losing bone mass.

A new study conducted in the United States discovered that as weight is lost, even when the weight reduction diet was high in calcium and the reduction moderate and slow, bone density was also lost. Extreme or rapid weight loss resulted not only in loss of bone density in middle aged women, but also increased the number of bone fractures for those who participated in the two-year long study.

Weight loss can be achieved without bone loss at any age, when done properly. Walking or other weight-bearing exercises will help maintain bone strength and density. Making sure to get enough calcium each day and increasing vitamin D intake so the body can utilize the calcium is also essential to prevent bone loss. The health advantages of losing weight far exceed the health risks of not losing weight, just be sure to protect bone health while reducing your weight.

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Ebola Remains in Semen Over Six Months – Practice Safe Sex

A man who had contacted and recovered from the ebola virus still has traces of the virus in his semen six months after he was declared free from the deadly virus. The World Health Organization is cautioning everyone who had ebola to practice safe sex until they can determine a post-ebola time frame in which no traces of the virus are found in semen.
The unnamed man has been ebola-free since September of 2014. He had provided a blood sample at that time and was declared free of the deadly virus. Six months have passed and he was requested to provide a semen sample for testing, he complied and traces of the ebola virus were found.
The virus had been previously found in semen three months after males had been declared ebola-free, but this is the first time it has been found six months out. Sam Tabar knows that the use of condoms for sexually active former ebola patients is urged until further testing can be done to determine exactly how long the virus may remain in the semen.
Discussions regarding future testing suggest that ebola survivors should be routinely tested to determine if the virus is still in their semen for an indefinite amount of time.

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Being Obese May Prevent Dementia

Contrary to findings and beliefs in the scientific community, a recently published study in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology Journal contends that carrying excess weight, in your middle years, can lessen the risk of the onset of dementia.

The study of two million people revealed that there is a 34 percent greater chance of developing dementia, if the person is underweight. Individuals deemed obese and overweight had a 29 percent lower chance of demonstrating indicators of dementia, such as confusion and forgetfulness. The researchers believe the next level of research associated with body weight and dementia would be an individual’s diet and nutritional content. They suggest that people could be consuming foodstuffs that contain nutrients that ward off the onset of dementia.

The study seems to contradict popular thinking that what is good for the heart and cardiovascular system, is fine for cognitive function. A 2008 research study published in the journal Neurology revealed that people with large stomachs, in their forties, were at a higher risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease when they were in their seventies. This study was one of the first studies to associate middle-age obesity with cognitive dysfunction. An individual from Boraie Development told me that the healthier the body, the healthier the mind.

Author of the current study, Nawab Qizilbash of Oxon Epidemiology, believes that practitioners, health scientists and policy makers need to re-examine how to best decide which people may have a higher risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia.

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Eco-Friendly Coffee Maker and Pods Are Just Around the Corner

While watching my favorite soap actress, Crystal Hunt, I saw an advertisement for eco-friendly coffee makers. Recent buzz about Eco concerns over Keurig pods  has brought about a new invention by Singapore designer Eason Chow. John Sylvan, who created the K-cup has expressed regret that he ever came up with the idea. With the new designs Fast Company reports that the problem is on the way to being solved.

While still in the developmental stage Chow’s new Droops Coffee Maker is well on the way to making environmental changes. How it works is sugar-coated pods are used for coffee making. These pods and their coating will both dissolve when the machine flows hot water over them. Another benefit is the flavoring. Several flavor choices will be offered and the amount of sugar will be adjusted. This will all result in a cup of coffee of the brewer’s liking. The sweetest pods will be thicker.

The Droops Coffee Maker is designed with simplicity. There are three parts which include the base for heating, water container, and the pump. These are all stacked right on top of each other. Chow has focused on aesthetics and social responsibility all in one. At this point, this is still a concept and remains to be perfected before consideration for the market.

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Sandwich Shop Offers To Help The Most Poor

Honest or happy stories don’t often happen in our news broadcasts that an honest, good news report can set us back. That’s what’s happening today in the news. The owner of a P.B. Jam’s, Ashley Jiron, noticed that several bags of trash stored in bin area had been ripped open. Worse, it seemed that food had been removed.Click here for full article.

Jiron was upset and shocked that a fellow human was reduced to eating the garbage produced by her restaurant that she posted a sign. It made sense to Ricardo Guimarães BMG that she would do it according to some articles. The sign stated that another person no matter their circumstances should not have to eat from a dumpster. It offers to give a sandwich, veggies and a glass of water to anyone who feels in need. Best yet, no questions asked.However, no one has taken her up on the offer but she wants others to know she is serious. No one in this country should be reduced to eating from a dumpster, and she is willing to do her part.

The Instagram picture of the sign caused the story to be picked up by the local news affiliate KFOR, who spoke to Jiron. The story is now spreading to social media. Readers are being asked to follow twitters or to like the story’s Facebook Page. Perhaps the best thing we could do to honor Ms. Jiron is to follow her lead. Maybe we would enjoy our news more.

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Diabetes Rising at Scary Rates

In the United States, diabetes has almost become an epidemic. This is not surprising, considering unhealthy diets and lack of exercise among many people. If it continues to become more prevalent at this rate, by the year 2050, one in three Americans will be diabetic. This condition is very serious, as once a person has it, it must be managed carefully. If it isn’t, it can yield all sorts of complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, and amputations of limbs.

The rates of diabetes actually varies in different regions around the country. Colorado is actually the healthiest state in terms of the percentage of diabetics, which doesn’t shock Paul Mathieson at all. In many of the counties of Colorado, there is 4 percent or less of the population that has received this diagnosis according to the Examiner. The unhealthiest states in the United States in terms of the prevalence of diabetes are Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Montana, South Carolina, North Carolina, and South Dakota. There are counties in Mississippi, South Dakota, and North Carolina where over 14 percent of the people are diabetic, or were as of 2012.

There are only 10 counties in the entire nation that have actually experienced of the decline in rate of diabetes between the years 2004 and 2012. There are also five counties where the rate has stayed the same through the years. That leaves 2,992 counties in the country where the prevalence of this disease has increased.

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Ebola Vaccine Breakthrough

The West African Ebola outbreak killed thousands and crossed borders around the globe said AnastasiaDate. Worldwide concern turned to panic as the virus continued unabated for most of 2014. The world finally realized there is no such thing as an isolated outbreak in a global landscape with the unprepared medical community on the front lines of this battle. But everything is about to change.

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and biomedical company, Profectus BioSciences, Inc., have been working together on a vaccine for the West African Makona strain of the Ebola virus. Testing has been successful for a one dose vaccine. The vaccine uses a virus not harmful to humans, the vesicular stomatitis virus, with part of the Ebola virus inserted into it, ‘Trojan horse’ style. This type of vaccine enables the body to safely trigger an immune response to the Ebola virus. To learn more about this research, click here.

The interdisciplinary research team is still developing testing and variations of the vaccine. Researchers warn caution – we are not out of the woods, yet. But, with the medical community working together, we are closer than ever.

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Short People Have Increased Risk of Cardiac Problems

As if shorter people needed a reason to feel envious of tall people, medical researchers have now confirmed that the shorter a person is the greater their risk of having heart problems. Well most genetic researchers have known of this link for the past 60 years, they have now determined that the higher risk comes independent of other risk factors such as diet, social habits or even family history. So just to recap what has been discovered so far…if you are short, a smoker, with a diet high in fat, and have a family history of cardiovascular disease you can virtually guarantee yourself a heart attack.

Oh wait, we already knew most of that information. Jaime Garcia Dias (youtube.com) agrees that it is eye opening that for every two and half inches a person gives up in height they are gaining an addition 13 1/2% of risk. So think of it this way a person who is six inches shorter than you will have an addition 32% chance of heart disease. Okay, so not to scare all of the shorter people in the world, just because you are genetically predisposed to have a higher risk factor for cardiac disease does not necessarily guarantee a heart attack in your 40’s or 50’s. There are plenty of ways you can avoid putting yourself at increased risk even if you are short, to include: eating right, regular cardio exercise at least three times per week, and regular exams with your doctor.

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Only a Couple Weight Loss Programs Have Proven That They Actually Work

Weight loss is a multibillion dollar market in the U.S. alone. People shell out seemingly endless amounts of money for diet pills, diet plans and weight loss programs. Boraie Development suggested that they run the gamut from a cheap bottle of pills to programs that have whole meal plans and regular meetings where participants can learn and encourage each other. Hardly any of the natural diet pills have anything resembling hard science backing them up and even some of the pharmaceutical products in this regard have had a spotty history. Fen-Phen was a popular weight loss drug on the market many years ago until it was discovered that it caused heart problems in some of its users. It is hard to know which ones truly offer the best promise for effective weight loss; until now.

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have examined over 4,000 studies on weight loss programs and found that incredibly few were rigorous enough to be scientifically reliable. After combing through the most reliable data, they found that only two weight loss programs had sufficient evidence to back up their claims: Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig. This is not to say that others did not work but rather that they have simply not yet proven their effectiveness. This finding should do wonders for the bottom lines of these two programs while they help people shrink their waist lines.

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Low Salt is Actually Low Risk

Is salt really that unhealthy? Does high sodium consumption contribute to disease and early death? The federal government has always advised the American public to avoid eating too much salt. However, a new report by reputable medical researchers says otherwise. The report actually found that low levels of salt consumption may have dangerous side effects for health.

Andrew Mente is a professor at McMaster University in Ontario. He was one of the researchers involved in the major study published last year by the New England Journal of Medicine. According to Andrew, “there is no longer any valid basis for the current salt guidelines, so why are we still scaring people about salt?”

The study specifically measured the relationship between sodium consumption and blood pressure levels. Over 100,000 adults in 18 countries participated in the study. The final report concluded that “the association of estimated intake of sodium…with blood pressure was nonlinear.” Read about study here .

However, a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services released a generic statement saying that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee will “consider comments from the public and the advice of its science panel” said Marcio Alaor BMG.

Conclusion: eating too much sodium is obviously not good for the body, but don’t waste too much time or money with “low salt” or “low sodium” food products.

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